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Tub-woman

(A). A drawer of beer at a country public-house.

“The common people had always a tradition that the queen's [Anne] grandmother ... had been a washerwoman, or, as Cardinal York asserted, a tub-woman- that is, a drawer of beer at a country publichouse.” —Howell: History of England; Anne, p. 171.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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